The Art of Control Engineering

The Art of Control Engineering
  • Author : Ken Dutton,Steve Thompson,Bill Barraclough
  • Publisher : Prentice Hall
  • Pages : 813
  • Relase : 1997
  • ISBN : UOM:49015002666007

The Art of Control Engineering Book Review:

The Art of Control Engineering provides a refreshingly new and practical treatment of the study of control systems. The opening chapters assume no prior knowledge of the subject and are suitable for use in introductory courses. The material then progresses smoothly to more advanced topics such as nonlinear systems, Kalman filtering, robust control, multivariable systems and discrete event controllers. Taking a practical perspective, the text demonstrates how the various techniques fit into the overall picture of control and stresses the ingenuity required in choosing the best tool for each job and deciding how to apply it. The most important topics are revisited at appropriate levels throughout the book, building up progressively deeper layers of knowledge. The Art of Control Engineering is an essential core text for undergraduate degree courses in control, electrical and electronic, systems and mechanical engineering. Its broad, practical coverage will also be very useful to postgraduate students and practising engineers.

Practical Control Engineering: Guide for Engineers, Managers, and Practitioners

Practical Control Engineering: Guide for Engineers, Managers, and Practitioners
  • Author : David Koenig
  • Publisher : McGraw Hill Professional
  • Pages : 528
  • Relase : 2009-01-31
  • ISBN : 9780071606141

Practical Control Engineering: Guide for Engineers, Managers, and Practitioners Book Review:

An Essential Guide to Control Engineering Fundamentals Understand the day-to-day procedures of today's control engineer with the pragmatic insights and techniques contained in this unique resource. Written in clear, concise language, Practical Control Engineering shows, step-by-step, how engineers simulate real-world phenomena using dynamic models and algorithms. Learn how to handle single and multiple-staged systems, implement error-free feedback control, eliminate anomalies, and work in the frequency and discrete-time domains. Extensive appendices cover basic calculus, differential equations, vector math, Laplace and Z-transforms, and Matlab basics. Practical Control Engineering explains how to: Gain insight into control engineering and process analysis Write and debug algorithms that simulate physical processes Understand feedback, feedforward, open loops, and cascade controls Build behavioral models using basic applied mathematics Analyze lumped, underdamped, and distributed processes Comprehend matrix, vector, and state estimation concepts Convert from continuous to discrete-time and frequency domains Filter out white noise, colored noise, and stochaic disturbances

Advanced Control Engineering

Advanced Control Engineering
  • Author : Roland Burns
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Pages : 464
  • Relase : 2001-10-05
  • ISBN : 9780080498782

Advanced Control Engineering Book Review:

Advanced Control Engineering provides a complete course in control engineering for undergraduates of all technical disciplines. Starting with a basic overview of elementary control theory this text quickly moves on to a rigorous examination of more advanced and cutting edge date aspects such as robust and intelligent control, including neural networks and genetic algorithms. With examples from aeronautical, marine and many other types of engineering, Roland Burns draws on his extensive teaching and practical experience presents the subject in an easily understood and applied manner. Control Engineering is a core subject in most technical areas. Problems in each chapter, numerous illustrations and free Matlab files on the accompanying website are brought together to provide a valuable resource for the engineering student and lecturer alike. Complete Course in Control Engineering Real life case studies Numerous problems

Advanced Control Engineering

Advanced Control Engineering
  • Author : Roland Burns
  • Publisher : Butterworth-Heinemann
  • Pages : 158
  • Relase : 2001-11-07
  • ISBN : 0750651008

Advanced Control Engineering Book Review:

Advanced Control Engineering provides a complete course in control engineering for undergraduates of all technical disciplines. Included are real-life case studies, numerous problems, and accompanying MatLab programs.

Optimal and Robust Scheduling for Networked Control Systems

Optimal and Robust Scheduling for Networked Control Systems
  • Author : Stefano Longo,Tingli Su,Guido Herrmann,Phil Barber
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Pages : 280
  • Relase : 2018-09-03
  • ISBN : 9781466569553

Optimal and Robust Scheduling for Networked Control Systems Book Review:

Optimal and Robust Scheduling for Networked Control Systems tackles the problem of integrating system components—controllers, sensors, and actuators—in a networked control system. It is common practice in industry to solve such problems heuristically, because the few theoretical results available are not comprehensive and cannot be readily applied by practitioners. This book offers a solution to the deterministic scheduling problem that is based on rigorous control theoretical tools but also addresses practical implementation issues. Helping to bridge the gap between control theory and computer science, it suggests that the consideration of communication constraints at the design stage will significantly improve the performance of the control system. Technical Results, Design Techniques, and Practical Applications The book brings together well-known measures for robust performance as well as fast stochastic algorithms to assist designers in selecting the best network configuration and guaranteeing the speed of offline optimization. The authors propose a unifying framework for modelling NCSs with time-triggered communication and present technical results. They also introduce design techniques, including for the codesign of a controller and communication sequence and for the robust design of a communication sequence for a given controller. Case studies explore the use of the FlexRay TDMA and time-triggered control area network (CAN) protocols in an automotive control system. Practical Solutions to Your Time-Triggered Communication Problems This unique book develops ready-to-use engineering tools for large-scale control system integration with a focus on robustness and performance. It emphasizes techniques that are directly applicable to time-triggered communication problems in the automotive industry and in avionics, robotics, and automated manufacturing.

Intelligent Control Systems with an Introduction to System of Systems Engineering

Intelligent Control Systems with an Introduction to System of Systems Engineering
  • Author : Thrishantha Nanayakkara,Ferat Sahin,Mo Jamshidi
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Pages : 441
  • Relase : 2018-09-03
  • ISBN : 9781420079258

Intelligent Control Systems with an Introduction to System of Systems Engineering Book Review:

From aeronautics and manufacturing to healthcare and disaster management, systems engineering (SE) now focuses on designing applications that ensure performance optimization, robustness, and reliability while combining an emerging group of heterogeneous systems to realize a common goal. Use SoS to Revolutionize Management of Large Organizations, Factories, and Systems Intelligent Control Systems with an Introduction to System of Systems Engineering integrates the fundamentals of artificial intelligence and systems control in a framework applicable to both simple dynamic systems and large-scale system of systems (SoS). For decades, NASA has used SoS methods, and major manufacturers—including Boeing, Lockheed-Martin, Northrop-Grumman, Raytheon, BAE Systems—now make large-scale systems integration and SoS a key part of their business strategies, dedicating entire business units to this remarkably efficient approach. Simulate Novel Robotic Systems and Applications Transcending theory, this book offers a complete and practical review of SoS and some of its fascinating applications, including: Manipulation of robots through neural-based network control Use of robotic swarms, based on ant colonies, to detect mines Other novel systems in which intelligent robots, trained animals, and humans cooperate to achieve humanitarian objectives Training engineers to integrate traditional systems control theory with soft computing techniques further nourishes emerging SoS technology. With this in mind, the authors address the fundamental precepts at the core of SoS, which uses human heuristics to model complex systems, providing a scientific rationale for integrating independent, complex systems into a single coordinated, stabilized, and optimized one. They provide readers with MATLAB® code, which can be downloaded from the publisher's website to simulate presented results and projects that offer practical, hands-on experience using concepts discussed throughout the book.

Control System Design

Control System Design
  • Author : Bernard Friedland
  • Publisher : Courier Corporation
  • Pages : 528
  • Relase : 2012-03-08
  • ISBN : 9780486135113

Control System Design Book Review:

Introduction to state-space methods covers feedback control; state-space representation of dynamic systems and dynamics of linear systems; frequency-domain analysis; controllability and observability; shaping the dynamic response; more. 1986 edition.

Applied Control Systems Design

Applied Control Systems Design
  • Author : Magdi S. Mahmoud,Yuanqing Xia
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Pages : 560
  • Relase : 2012-04-13
  • ISBN : 9781447128793

Applied Control Systems Design Book Review:

Applied Control System Design examines several methods for building up systems models based on real experimental data from typical industrial processes and incorporating system identification techniques. The text takes a comparative approach to the models derived in this way judging their suitability for use in different systems and under different operational circumstances. A broad spectrum of control methods including various forms of filtering, feedback and feedforward control is applied to the models and the guidelines derived from the closed-loop responses are then composed into a concrete self-tested recipe to serve as a check-list for industrial engineers or control designers. System identification and control design are given equal weight in model derivation and testing to reflect their equality of importance in the proper design and optimization of high-performance control systems. Readers’ assimilation of the material discussed is assisted by the provision of problems and examples. Most of these exercises use MATLAB® to make computation and visualization more straightforward. Applied Control System Design will be of interest to academic researchers for its comparison of different systems models and their response to different control methods and will assist graduate students in learning the practical necessities of advanced control system design. The consistent reference to real systems coupled with self-learning tools will assist control practitioners who wish to keep up to date with the latest control design ideas.

Foundations of Control Engineering

Foundations of Control Engineering
  • Author : Marc Bodson
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 264
  • Relase : 2020-01-21
  • ISBN : 1705847463

Foundations of Control Engineering Book Review:

The book presents the core theory of control engineering, together with its foundations in signals and systems. These foundations include continuous-time systems using the Laplace transform, discrete-time systems using the z-transform, and sampled-data systems connecting the two domains. The classical theory of control covers the analysis of the dynamic response of linear time-invariant systems, root-locus techniques for feedback design, and the frequency-domain analysis of closed-loop systems. Control engineering is strongly related to signal processing and communications, and the book includes a discussion of phase-locked loops as an example of feedback control. To the extent possible, the origin of the theoretical results is explained, and the technical details needed to reach a more complete understanding of the concepts are included. On the other hand, the book does not present design studies or specialized topics, for which the reader is referred to the bibliography. Material complementing the book is available through the author's web page, including solutions to selected problems and virtual lab experiments.

Process Control Engineering

Process Control Engineering
  • Author : A. Ramachandro. Rao
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Pages : 410
  • Relase : 1993-10-21
  • ISBN : 2881246281

Process Control Engineering Book Review:

"Computer-aided instruction technology has been used here as an educational tool. A user-friendly computer software package, "Process Control Engineering Teachware" (PCET) is available on a diskette..." - Pref.

Neural Control Engineering

Neural Control Engineering
  • Author : Steven J. Schiff
  • Publisher : MIT Press
  • Pages : 384
  • Relase : 2011-11-10
  • ISBN : 9780262015370

Neural Control Engineering Book Review:

How powerful new methods in nonlinear control engineering can be applied to neuroscience, from fundamental model formulation to advanced medical applications. Over the past sixty years, powerful methods of model-based control engineering have been responsible for such dramatic advances in engineering systems as autolanding aircraft, autonomous vehicles, and even weather forecasting. Over those same decades, our models of the nervous system have evolved from single-cell membranes to neuronal networks to large-scale models of the human brain. Yet until recently control theory was completely inapplicable to the types of nonlinear models being developed in neuroscience. The revolution in nonlinear control engineering in the late 1990s has made the intersection of control theory and neuroscience possible. In Neural Control Engineering, Steven Schiff seeks to bridge the two fields, examining the application of new methods in nonlinear control engineering to neuroscience. After presenting extensive material on formulating computational neuroscience models in a control environment—including some fundamentals of the algorithms helpful in crossing the divide from intuition to effective application—Schiff examines a range of applications, including brain-machine interfaces and neural stimulation. He reports on research that he and his colleagues have undertaken showing that nonlinear control theory methods can be applied to models of single cells, small neuronal networks, and large-scale networks in disease states of Parkinson's disease and epilepsy. With Neural Control Engineering the reader acquires a working knowledge of the fundamentals of control theory and computational neuroscience sufficient not only to understand the literature in this trandisciplinary area but also to begin working to advance the field. The book will serve as an essential guide for scientists in either biology or engineering and for physicians who wish to gain expertise in these areas.

Motion Control Systems

Motion Control Systems
  • Author : Asif Sabanovic,Kouhei Ohnishi
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Pages : 352
  • Relase : 2011-03-10
  • ISBN : 9780470828298

Motion Control Systems Book Review:

Motion Control Systems is concerned with design methods that support the never-ending requirements for faster and more accurate control of mechanical motion. The book presents material that is fundamental, yet at the same time discusses the solution of complex problems in motion control systems. Methods presented in the book are based on the authors' original research results. Mathematical complexities are kept to a required minimum so that practicing engineers as well as students with a limited background in control may use the book. It is unique in presenting know-how accumulated through work on very diverse problems into a comprehensive unified approach suitable for application in high demanding, high-tech products. Major issues covered include motion control ranging from simple trajectory tracking and force control, to topics related to haptics, bilateral control with and without delay in measurement and control channels, as well as control of nonredundant and redundant multibody systems. Provides a consistent unified theoretical framework for motion control design Offers graduated increase in complexity and reinforcement throughout the book Gives detailed explanation of underlying similarities and specifics in motion control Unified treatment of single degree-of-freedom and multibody systems Explains the fundamentals through implementation examples Based on classroom-tested materials and the authors' original research work Written by the leading researchers in sliding mode control (SMC) and disturbance observer (DOB) Accompanying lecture notes for instructors Simulink and MATLAB® codes available for readers to download Motion Control Systemsis an ideal textbook for a course on motion control or as a reference for post-graduates and researchers in robotics and mechatronics. Researchers and practicing engineers will also find the techniques helpful in designing mechanical motion systems.

Advances in Missile Guidance, Control, and Estimation

Advances in Missile Guidance, Control, and Estimation
  • Author : S.N. Balakrishnan,A. Tsourdos,B.A. White
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Pages : 720
  • Relase : 2012-09-05
  • ISBN : 9781420083132

Advances in Missile Guidance, Control, and Estimation Book Review:

Stringent demands on modern guided weapon systems require new approaches to guidance, control, and estimation. There are requirements for pinpoint accuracy, low cost per round, easy upgrade paths, enhanced performance in counter-measure environments, and the ability to track low-observable targets. Advances in Missile Guidance, Control, and Estimation brings together in one volume the latest developments in the three major missile-control components—guidance, control, and estimation—as well as advice on implementation. It also shows how these elements contribute to the overall missile design process. Shares Insights from Well-Known Researchers and Engineers from Israel, Korea, France, Canada, the UK, and the US The book features contributions by renowned experts from government, the defense industry, and academia from the United States, Israel, Korea, Canada, France, and the United Kingdom. It starts from the ground up, developing equations of missile motion. It reviews the kinematics of the engagement and the dynamics of the target and missile before delving into autopilot design, guidance, estimation, and practical implementation issues. Covers Nonlinear Control Techniques as Well as Implementation Issues The book discusses the design of autopilots using new nonlinear theories and analyzes the performance over a flight envelope of Mach number and altitude. It also contains a chapter on the recent integrated-guidance-and-control approach, which exploits the synergy between the autopilot and guidance system design. The book then outlines techniques applied to the missile guidance problem, including classical guidance, sliding mode-based, and differential game-based techniques. A chapter on the use of differential games integrates the guidance law with the estimation of the target maneuver. A chapter on particle filter describes the latest development in filtering algorithms. The final chapters—written by engineers working in the defense industry in the US, Israel, and Canada—consider the design and implementation issues of a command-to-line-of-sight guidance system and autopilots. An Invaluable Resource on the State of the Art of Missile Guidance A guide to advanced topics in missile guidance, control, and estimation, this invaluable book combines state-of-the-art theoretical developments presented in a tutorial form and unique practical insights. It looks at how tracking, guidance, and autopilot algorithms integrate into a missile system and guides control system designers through the challenges of the design process.

Handbook of Model Predictive Control

Handbook of Model Predictive Control
  • Author : Saša V. Raković,William S. Levine
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Pages : 692
  • Relase : 2018-09-01
  • ISBN : 9783319774893

Handbook of Model Predictive Control Book Review:

Recent developments in model-predictive control promise remarkable opportunities for designing multi-input, multi-output control systems and improving the control of single-input, single-output systems. This volume provides a definitive survey of the latest model-predictive control methods available to engineers and scientists today. The initial set of chapters present various methods for managing uncertainty in systems, including stochastic model-predictive control. With the advent of affordable and fast computation, control engineers now need to think about using “computationally intensive controls,” so the second part of this book addresses the solution of optimization problems in “real” time for model-predictive control. The theory and applications of control theory often influence each other, so the last section of Handbook of Model Predictive Control rounds out the book with representative applications to automobiles, healthcare, robotics, and finance. The chapters in this volume will be useful to working engineers, scientists, and mathematicians, as well as students and faculty interested in the progression of control theory. Future developments in MPC will no doubt build from concepts demonstrated in this book and anyone with an interest in MPC will find fruitful information and suggestions for additional reading.

Handbook of Networked and Embedded Control Systems

Handbook of Networked and Embedded Control Systems
  • Author : Dimitrios Hristu-Varsakelis,William S. Levine
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Pages : 822
  • Relase : 2007-11-14
  • ISBN : 9780817644048

Handbook of Networked and Embedded Control Systems Book Review:

The vast majority of control systems built today are embedded; that is, they rely on built-in, special-purpose digital computers to close their feedback loops. Embedded systems are common in aircraft, factories, chemical processing plants, and even in cars–a single high-end automobile may contain over eighty different computers. The design of embedded controllers and of the intricate, automated communication networks that support them raises many new questions—practical, as well as theoretical—about network protocols, compatibility of operating systems, and ways to maximize the effectiveness of the embedded hardware. This handbook, the first of its kind, provides engineers, computer scientists, mathematicians, and students a broad, comprehensive source of information and technology to address many questions and aspects of embedded and networked control. Separated into six main sections—Fundamentals, Hardware, Software, Theory, Networking, and Applications—this work unifies into a single reference many scattered articles, websites, and specification sheets. Also included are case studies, experiments, and examples that give a multifaceted view of the subject, encompassing computation and communication considerations.

Multivariable Control Systems

Multivariable Control Systems
  • Author : Pedro Albertos,Sala Antonio
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Pages : 342
  • Relase : 2006-04-18
  • ISBN : 9781852338435

Multivariable Control Systems Book Review:

This book focuses on control design with continual references to the practical aspects of implementation. While the concepts of multivariable control are justified, the book emphasizes the need to maintain student interest and motivation over exhaustively rigorous mathematical proof.

Control Systems

Control Systems
  • Author : Naresh K Sinha
  • Publisher : New Age International
  • Pages : 496
  • Relase : 2008
  • ISBN : 8122411681

Control Systems Book Review:

An Introduction To Control Systems, This Book Provides The Reader With The Basic Concepts Of Control Theory As Developed Over The Years In Both The Frequency Domain And The Time Domain. The Opening Chapters Of The Book Present A Unified Treatment Of Modelling Of Dynamic Systems, The Classical Material On The Performance Of Feedback Systems Based On The Transfer Function Approach And The Stability Of Linear Systems. Further, Various Types Of Frequency Response Plots And The Compensation Of Control Systems Have Been Presented. In Particular, The Trial-And-Error Approach To The Design Of Lead Compensators, As Found In Most Textbooks, Has Been Replaced By A Direct Method Developed In The Late 1970S.Moreover, The Design Of Pole-Placement Compensators Using Transfer Functions, The Counterpart Of The Combined Observer And State Feedback Controller, Has Been Included For The First Time In A Book Appropriate For Undergraduate And Practicing Engineers. In This Third Edition The Scheme For Pole-Placement Compensation Has Been Made Consistent With That In Chapter 12. The Chapter On Digital Control, A Rapidly Developing And Popular Area Has Been Dealt With, In An Up-To-Date Manner, This Book Is An Attempt To Aid The Student Remove The Drudgery Out Of Numerical Computations, Along With Numerous Worked Examples And Drill Problems With Answers To Help The Student In Mastering The Subject.

Basic Control Systems Engineering

Basic Control Systems Engineering
  • Author : Paul H. Lewis,Chang Yang
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 450
  • Relase : 1997
  • ISBN : UVA:X004096345

Basic Control Systems Engineering Book Review:

This rigorous—yet accessible—book integrates frequent realistic examples throughout its presentation of control systems engineering. KEY TOPICS: By exploiting the remarkable capabilities of today's computers and programming techniques, the authors describe methodologies for reducing computational difficulties and improving insight into essential areas of study. Coverage reflects the needs of today's practicing engineers by including such topics as the simulation of commonly observed nonlinear phenomena and the design of discrete-event control systems.

Modern Control Engineering

Modern Control Engineering
  • Author : Katsuhiko Ogata
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 963
  • Relase : 1990
  • ISBN : 0135891280

Modern Control Engineering Book Review:

Text for a first course in control systems, revised (1st ed. was 1970) to include new subjects such as the pole placement approach to the design of control systems, design of observers, and computer simulation of control systems. For senior engineering students. Annotation copyright Book News, Inc.

CONTROL SYSTEMS, ROBOTICS AND AUTOMATION - Volume II

CONTROL SYSTEMS, ROBOTICS AND AUTOMATION - Volume II
  • Author : Heinz Unbehauen
  • Publisher : EOLSS Publications
  • Pages : 416
  • Relase : 2009-10-11
  • ISBN : 9781848261419

CONTROL SYSTEMS, ROBOTICS AND AUTOMATION - Volume II Book Review:

This Encyclopedia of Control Systems, Robotics, and Automation is a component of the global Encyclopedia of Life Support Systems EOLSS, which is an integrated compendium of twenty one Encyclopedias. This 22-volume set contains 240 chapters, each of size 5000-30000 words, with perspectives, applications and extensive illustrations. It is the only publication of its kind carrying state-of-the-art knowledge in the fields of Control Systems, Robotics, and Automation and is aimed, by virtue of the several applications, at the following five major target audiences: University and College Students, Educators, Professional Practitioners, Research Personnel and Policy Analysts, Managers, and Decision Makers and NGOs.